Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thoughtless Trivia

It's Thoughtless Thursday, but I'm going to make you think. How thoughtless is that?! Below are 15 dog-related trivia questions. How many can you get? (P.S. I originally wrote this for the German Shepherd Dog Club of North Florida, hence the GSD-heavy trivia.) Ready? GO!

1. What is the name of the phobia for someone who has a fear of dogs?
a) Cainophobia
b) Cynophobia
c) Doraphobia
d) Lyssophobia
2. According to archeologists, how long have dogs and humans shared a close relationship?
a) 5,000 years
b) 10,000 years
c) 15,000 years
d) 20,000 years 
3. Puppies are born how many weeks after conception?
a) 9
b) 16
c) 22
d) 36 
4. True or False: A litter of puppies can have more than one father.

5. Normal adult dogs have how many teeth?
a) 24
b) 32
c) 38
d) 42  
6. Through what part of the body do dogs sweat?
a) Mouth
b) Ears
c) Nose
d) Paws  
7. What is a dog’s most powerful sense?
a) Sight
b) Smell
c) Taste
d) Touch
8. True or False: Dogs see in black and white.

9. What is the most common command taught to dogs?
a) Sit
b) Stay
c) Shake
d) Speak
10. What breed was developed by a German tax collector to protect him during his dangerous collections?
a) Doberman pinscher
b) German shepherd
c) Rottweiler
d) Weimaraner
11. The first Seeing Eye dog was a ______?
a) German shepherd named Buddy
b) black lab named Bella
c) yellow lab named Max
d) golden retriever named Sandy  
12. According to the American Kennel Club’s registrations, what is the most popular breed of dog?
a) Chihuahua
b) German shepherd
c) Golden retriever
d) Labrador retriever  
13. According to The Intelligence of Dogs by neuropsychologist Stanley Coren, German shepherds are considered the ______ smartest dogs. 
a) Absolute
b) 2nd
c) 3rd
d) 4th
14. True or False: Dog nose prints are as unique as human finger prints.  
15. What was the name of Roy Rogers’ German shepherd?
a) King
b) Rin Tin Tin
c) Bullet
d) Trigger

Check Your Answers!

1. b. Cynophobia (FYI: Cainophobia is the fear of anything new; Doraphobia is the fear of fur; and Lyssophobia is the fear of rabies.)

2. c. 15,000 years

3. c. 9 weeks

4. True. The fascinating National Geographic documentary, In the Womb: Dogs, explains exactly how

5. d. 42

6. d. Paws

7. b. Smell. Dogs can smell 100,000 times better than humans!

8. False. Dogs see color, but not in the same way that we do. A dog’s vision is similar to the way a color-blind person views the world.

 9. a. Sit

10. a. Doberman pinscher

11. a. Buddy the German shepherd

12. d. Labrador retriever

13. c. 3rd, behind the Border collie and poodle. [I respectfully disagree!]

14. True. The Canadian Kennel Club has been accepting dog nose prints as proof of identity since 1938.

15. c. Bullet, whose preserved body sold for $35,000 in 2010.

How did you do? -- K

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